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Mediterranean fruit fly

Technical Report:

Abstract

The Mediterranean Fruit Fly (Medfly, Ceratitis capitata), widespread in most tropical and subtropical area, lays eggs under the skin of fruit. Its larvae feed on the pulp, causing tremendous losses for agriculture. Insecticides, besides being hazardous for the environment, have proven too slow for effective pest control (eradication in 20 generations). This training film demonstrates in 7 detailed steps how the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) can lead to elimination of the insect population within 6 generations. It shows different stages of breeding and describes the sterilization of pupae by exposure to gamma rays provided by a cobalt 60 source
Authors:
"NONE"
Publication Date:
Dec 31, 1982
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
AVN-0669
Reference Number:
SCA: 553003; PA: AIX-30:018702; EDB-99:076029; SN: 99002088335
Resource Relation:
Other Information: DN: 55 min., sd., colour, 16 mm and video; PBD: 1982
Subject:
55 BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, BASIC STUDIES; CERATITIS CAPITATA; GAMMA RADIATION; PEST CONTROL; RADIOSTERILIZATION; STERILE MALE TECHNIQUE
OSTI ID:
365396
Research Organizations:
Joint FAO/IAEA Division of Nuclear Techniques in Food and Agriculture, Vienna (Austria)
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English;Spanish;Arabic
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: XA9949769018702
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
[55 min., sd., colour, 16 mm and video] p.
Announcement Date:

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Mediterranean fruit fly. IAEA: N. p., 1982. Web.
Mediterranean fruit fly. IAEA.
1982. "Mediterranean fruit fly." IAEA.
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place = {IAEA}
year = {1982}
month = {Dec}
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